Friday, February 26, 2010

Perfumery Course

As some of you have seen, I have offered a one-year intensive online Natural Botanical Perfumery course.

Here's how it works, as far as signing up and paying for the course:

You go here and click on the "pay now" button under the heading "Refundable Application Fee". The fee is $40 and if your application is accepted, you move onto the next phase of the application process -- the deposit. If your application is rejected, and it does happen some times, your $40 fee will be refunded to you.

The deposit is due as soon as your application has been approved. The deposit is $225 and it holds your spot in the class, guaranteeing your participation. The next step is paying the remainder, in which the application fee of $40 and deposit of $225 have been deducted, of $685 by the deadline date of April 20th. Your kits and work book will begin arriving shortly after, and should be in your possession by the start of the course on May 24th. You will also have access to the academy prior to the course starting to acquaint yourself with the format.

I have personally been working on the work book for this course for the past four years and feel that it offers quite a lot for the beginning to intermediate Natural Botanical Perfumer. Maybe even something for those old timers too.

If you're interested, please don't hesitate to ask questions. A brief FAQ is included on the website and I'd be happy to answer any other questions you might have.

I am also offering this at The Scented Djinn Etsy store.

More Products on the Horizon

Seems the Djinn's been quiet these past few weeks -- busy if more like it! Been brewing up some new stuff, still in the research phase, to offer for Spring, Mother's Day, and Any Day!

I'll keep you posted :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Soap Coming Soon!

This is a knock-off of a soap I've done for a distributor for years -- that soap was called Chocolate Lavender Apricot Vanilla, or CLAV for short, this soap is plain old Cocoa Lavender Butter Soap ~ delicious cocoa and lavender oils, swirls, copious lather (because it's packed with virgin coconut oil), and buttery because it's double packed with organic unrefined cocoa butter. It's just . . . well, you'll have to wait a while for it to finish curing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SALE at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary

Vanilla Ginger body butters and Spicy Chocolate Jasmine body butters are currently on sale ~ from $12.50 each to $9.00 each ~ hurry and get 'em before they're gone!

Ardh Luscious Body Butter

At The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~

Monday, February 8, 2010

Winner of Scent Giveaway

Is Dabney Rose!

Congratulations, Dabney. Please contact me at -- I need your address.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ardh Handmade Soap

New soap at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary ~ earthy and sweet.

Last Day!

Today is the final day to enter the drawing to win two of The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary scents.

Find the post below, follow the directions for entering and you're good to go.

Drawing will be held later this evening 10pm Pacific Standard Time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I've temporarily shut down my website, for several reasons, one being the time and effort and success of the Etsy page for the same products ~ because of that (the shutting down part), I am now free to relist my two signature eaux de parfum, Serj and Oshiba on Etsy. I spent literally months (a year on Serj) perfecting the formulations for these two perfumes. If you're curious about what truly inspired, gorgeous and splendidly blended Natural Botanical Perfumes are all about, try Serj and/or Oshiba. They're being offered in 6 ml perfume bottles for $27 each, and in 9 ml Brosse made French flacons for $65 each. Supplies are limited on the French flacons. These would make lovely Valentine gifts as both are suitable for men and women to douse. I think you'll love them!

'Fume Giveaway Still in Progress . . .

The scent giveaway closes on February 7th, just in time to give to your Valentine, so hurry and get your name in ~ go here to enter.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dhamal, Pinks & Nicole ~ New Scents

Dhamal, a leather eau de parfum; Pinks, a clove pink carnation mock up, and Nicole, a fruity/floral eau de parfum, are all now available at The Scented Djinn Etsy Apothecary.

Natural Perfume Academy Online Course

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That's depends a good deal on where you want to get to."...
(Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1865)

The Natural Perfume Academy presents a year-long excursion into the magical world of the creation of Natural Botanical Perfumes, with tutor/instructor, Justine Crane.

Your tuition cost provides you with year-long instruction in Natural Botanical Perfumery, with tutor/instructor and student mentor support ~

A 55+ essence evaluation kit~

Comprehensive study guide/work book with additional evaluation work sheets, and trial work sheets ~

A formulation kit of 20 primary perfume essences (to complete course assignments)~

An online academy with 24-hour access~

Natural Perfume Academy Admissions Committee reviews all submitted applications. Information supplied is treated with utmost confidentially.

A refundable application fee of $40 USD is required to begin the application process (the application fee will be included with the entire course cost if your application is accepted).

Course cost: $950 USD. A non-refundable deposit of $225 USD is required after your application is accepted, and the remainder due April 20th, 2010. Course begins May 24th, 2010.

Space is limited to 20 students.

Course Description ~

Antiquarian Perfumery/Natural Botanical Perfumery is a non-accredited course, and no prerequisites are required except a passion and desire to learn Natural Botanical Perfumery from the ground up. This course is recommended for those who desire to begin a career in NBP, or those who wish to broaden their educational horizons.

Includes information and instruction in:

A Brief History of Perfume, Spirit & Filth
Popular Historic Perfumery Ingredients
Evolution of Perfume Culture
Endangered Species Used in Perfumery
Storage & Shelf-Life of Raw Materials
Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils
Glossary of Terminology
Perfumers Studio ~ Beginning Perfumers Tools
The Perfumers Palette
Notes, Accords & Chords
Evaluating Raw Materials
Supplemental Scent Vocabulary
Continued Olfactory Training (tests)
Advanced Perfumers Tools & Techniques
Tinctures, Evulsions, Dilutions, Scales,
Oil-Based & Solid Perfume Making Techniques
Soap, Balms, Butters, Massage & Bath
Creating Perfume
Vertical/Horizontal Trial Studies
Intuitive Perfumery Formulation
Base Compound Formulation
Building a Floral Base, Amber Base,
Chypre Base, etc.
Creating Perfume on Paper
Advanced Composition Techniques
Sacrificial Perfume Materials
EdT’s, EdC’s, EdF’s, Aftershaves
“Fining” or Clarifying Finished Compositions
Coffee Filters vs. Laboratory/Winemaking Filters
Finishing the Composition
Creating Custom Perfumes
Following a Brief
Other Methods of Composition
Suggested Raw Materials

With full Sources, Bibliography, Website Links, Recommended Reading Lists, Sourcing Raw Materials & Suppliers Links, Worldwide Suppliers, Online Educational Sites, Groups, Research & References, Biopiracy Links, Brick & Mortar Shops, Quizzes and Answer Keys, Essence Evaluation Worksheets, Perfume Trial Worksheets, Assignments, Tutor/Instructor Support, Mentor Support and more.


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